Ranking players in golf is tricky because the fields change in difficulty every week, as do the courses. The biggest part of figuring out the best players is figuring out how to sift through all this noise and come up with a metric to best capture how good a golfer has performed over the past year. Much like the standard rankings in golf, we’ve come up with the Awesemo Unofficial World Golf Rankings, so we can use them in our PGA DFS lineups, or to find an edge on a betting line.
At Awesemo, the metric we’ve chosen is the number of strokes above or below how an average field in a PGA tournament performed. Next, how to weight these data points is essential as people love to talk about short form versus long form. Only PGA tournaments are considered right now, and a minimum of 20 rounds played. Players are not rewarded by more or less rounds in the time period.
S/R – Strokes above an average PGA field per round
OWGR – Official World Golf Ranking
UGR – Unofficial Golf Ranking
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